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Front + Centre, 69 Tory Street, Wellington
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Christchurch, Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin


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The Portage Ceramics Trust is seeking a new Director for Te Toi Uku in New Lynn, West Auckland.

Te Toi Uku has an amazing collection focussing primarily on industrial ceramics including Crown Lynn domestic ware, bricks and pipes, machinery, archives and oral histories.

The Director will unlock the full potential of Te Toi Uku through creating opportunities, programmes and relationships which drive engagement and visitation, working with partners and communities to create a sustainable and exciting future.

We are looking for someone who will enjoy having the ability to manage the day-to-day operation of Te Toi Uku including setting the strategic direction, operational policy development, collections management and public programmes.

This role is part-time 0.8 FTE and is primarily a sole-charge position, with the ability to recruit for part-time support to build the team.

For a job description please contact:

Library & Information Advisory Commission

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On behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Department of Internal Affairs is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be general members of the Library and Information Advisory Commission | Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero (LIAC). LIAC’s role is to advise the Minister on:

  • library and information issues, including mātauranga Māori, and access to library and information services;
  • the role of library and information services, including mātauranga Māori, in the cultural and economic life of New Zealand; and
  • any other matters requested by the Minister.

Members are appointed for three-year terms and can be reappointed for a further three years.
At this time the Minister for Internal Affairs is seeking candidates who have skills in the following areas:

  • knowledge of library and information management at a strategic level;
  • knowledge of current educational theory and practice, preferably with experience in the application of reading programmes, literacy, numeracy, digital competence and how information systems support the education environment;
  • knowledge of current and emerging information technology developments, preferably with expertise in digital management and delivery of information, intellectual property, privacy, cultural sovereignty of information;
  • mātauranga Māori as it relates to the library and information sector (including archives and museums) and knowledge of Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori; and
  • experience in the tertiary education/academic/research sector would augment existing capability.

Appointment process

Applicants wishing to put forward nominations must provide the following documentation:

  • cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the Library and Information Advisory Commission | Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero;
  • current CV; and
  • completed Disclosure Form, including any conflicts of interest and how they could be potentially managed.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience LIAC requires at this particular time.

The Department of Internal Affairs is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.

How to apply

To apply, fill in a nomination form (accessible at the following: and send it to the Department of Internal Affairs at the following email address no later than 5pm, Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Museums Aotearoa SGM draft minutes 13 May 2021

22 Jun 2021 - 31 Jul 2021

Draft Minutes of the Special General Meeting held in Wellington and online on Thursday 13 May 2021.

Museums Aotearoa AGM draft minutes 2020

1 Oct 2020


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The Whanganui Regional Museum has a strong national and international reputation, robust relationships with the community and a staff of well-respected and dedicated professionals. The collection held in the Museum is second-to-none, and is the pride of our region. The Museum, in the heart of a well-recognised cultural hub in Whanganui, is renowned for its strength in the arts, culture and heritage. The Museum operates a bi-cultural governance model, which ensures the community is fully represented.

Person Specifications

Qualifications and skills

  • Significant experience in museum management.
  • Qualification in museology and significant professional experience.
  • Post graduate degree and/or equivalent knowledge of areas of the Museum’s specialisation.
  • The ability and skills to promote and market the Museum to increase visibility and attendance.
  • Financial acumen and revenue generation capability.
  • Proven ability to secure funding from external sources.
  • Excellent understanding of financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills appropriate for variety of audiences.
  • Leadership and team building skills and excellent personal skills.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive cultural issues.
  • Superior planning, administrative and management skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • A commitment to the principals and practice of bi-culturalism.

If you believe that you have the qualities required to lead our Museum please send your CV and cover letter to: 

Joint Council Chair 
65a Marybank Road 
or via e-mail to